6 Tips For Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

These six ways will attract butterflies into your garden areas for summer entertainment for you and your family. As spring warms its way into summer, we see caterpillars crawling around looking for food. Providing a safe environment and a few proper plants will create a haven for your butterfly garden.
By: GreenwoodNursery.com
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Butterfly garden plants
Butterfly garden plants
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - April 29, 2019 - PRLog -- Butterfly Gardens have become popular over the past few years. With several butterflies on the decline, many gardeners are finding these garden spaces a necessity to help increase butterfly populations.

In creating a Butterfly Garden or adding as a section to your existing garden setting, follow these 6 tips for welcoming a variety of butterflies.
  • Protect the area from heavy winds
  • Limit pesticide use
  • Select fragrant, summer flowering shrubs and perennials for nectar
  • Plant caterpillar food plants such as Spicebush Shrubs
  • Create flat surfaces for resting such as a large flat stone
  • Provide shallow water sources
Even the smallest of spaces can be turned into a beautiful butterfly garden. To attract your fair share of butterflies, plant a variety of shrubs and perennials that will provide butterfly food.

"The best butterfly garden started plants are butterfly bushes, butterfly weed, swamp milkweed, blackeyed susan, shasta daisies, monarda and coneflowers," notes Cheryl Jones, owner of GreenwoodNursery.com. "Spicebush shrubs are also a favorite food for caterpillars." She goes on to say, "You want to create an environment for the butterfly, from caterpillar to adulthood. Different plants will provide food at the different stages of life. Even just adding these plants into an established garden will encourage butterflies to come and stay awhile!"

Visit GreenwoodNursery.com for a wide selection of plants for your butterfly garden. Greenwood Nursery is a propagation/wholesale/mail order plant nursery established in 1978. After going online in 1998, they began selling direct to the homeowner. Today, they are well known for their plant selections and excellent customer service.

For more information, visit https://www.greenwoodnursery.com/.


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